I was challenged by a friend to make a painting using my non-dominant hand (left hand). This was the outcome. I chose to leave color out of it to make it a little easier. Truthfully, it turned out better than I expected. I thought it was just a good day in the studio, but now that I think about it, it was probably because I had to focus a lot more using my left hand. When painting, it's easy to tune out and go through the motions and enjoying the process. However, it still requires to be present when making decisions on the canvas. In this case, I was forced to think about every decision because it was more difficult than what I was used to. Even though it wasn't as fun to paint with my non-dominant hand, I think I needed that extra push. Has anyone else tried painting with their non-dominant hand?
Hey, thanks for finding the time to stop by and view some of my quick sketches. Just a brief background... These are 30-45 minute digital head sketches done for practice. I've been painting traditionally consistently for the last 4 years or so but this is my first week of actually trying to learn to paint digitally. My goal for these sketches is to create somewhat believable heads from photo reference in the limited time frame to force myself to focus on large general shapes and forms. I did this also to familiarize myself with the digital workflow relative to traditional painting. The attached files of the individual heads are the ones I particularly liked the outcome for, but please feel free to critique any on the grouped spread. Thanks again in advanced for your generous advice. Take care. Your fellow artist friend, Gino